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Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Postby CyHawk_Cub » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:55 pm

Yeah, not super-hyped about the idea of spending assets to acquire a rental, especially a positional one. Zero chance Machado doesn't see free agency.

Harper or bust for me.
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Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:59 pm

David wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:The Orioles are taking calls on Machado...... would you do something like Russell, Almora or Happ, Monty, Alzolay, and other prospects for Machado, Britton and Gausmen or Bundy with no guarantee Machado would be open to signing here after the year (I doubt he’d agree to an extension as part of the trade)? More of just a thought exercise than something I even like or want to do.


nope

we're good in the infield, on offense, and positionally in general

i do want super-team status but i'd rather just do that by signing bryce next year

Yup, pretty much how I feel. Like I said I saw they were taking offers and figured I’d throw out a thought exercise on it and tried to peg what a trade would look like that makes some sense. But I’m totally in the camp of don’t trade anyone this offseason.
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Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Postby TomtheBombadil » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:37 pm

I now have that weird confidence most here seem to have about the Cubs landing Harper.
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Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Postby Tim » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:49 pm

Apparently, the Red Sox are interested in Schwarber (https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/12/ ... anton.html).

What about a Schwarber for Rodriguez & Barnes trade?
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:58 pm

Tim wrote:Apparently, the Red Sox are interested in Schwarber (https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/12/ ... anton.html).

What about a Schwarber for Rodriguez & Barnes trade?


Rodriguez had knee surgery at the end of last season and will probably miss the beginning of the 2018 season.
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Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Postby Tim » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:04 pm

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:
Tim wrote:Apparently, the Red Sox are interested in Schwarber (https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/12/ ... anton.html).

What about a Schwarber for Rodriguez & Barnes trade?


Rodriguez had knee surgery at the end of last season and will probably miss the beginning of the 2018 season.

Understood.
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Postby Post Count Padder » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:12 pm

Tim wrote:Apparently, the Red Sox are interested in Schwarber (https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/12/ ... anton.html).

What about a Schwarber for Rodriguez & Barnes trade?

I don't like the idea of selling low on Schwarber and yeah, Rodriguez has the injury. Barnes is meh.
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Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Postby Tim » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:22 pm

I don't see many matches there that excite me. Their minor league pitching is either really old, meh, or pretty far away. Price both has a shoulder injury and is ridiculously expensive. We won't get Sale. I want nothing to do with Porcello.

I guess Pomeranz would be a nice get, but he's a short-term asset.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:44 pm

Tim wrote:I don't see many matches there that excite me. Their minor league pitching is either really old, meh, or pretty far away. Price both has a shoulder injury and is ridiculously expensive. We won't get Sale. I want nothing to do with Porcello.

I guess Pomeranz would be a nice get, but he's a short-term asset.


Yeah, the Red Sox don't seem like a good fit.

Besides, I doubt Schwarber gets traded this offseason when his value is at an all-time low.
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Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:39 pm

I’d do Schwarber and Happ for Price and Betts or Benintendi. Get Price back with Hickey and still sign Cobb then go 6-man rotation. But yeah don’t see a huge fit.
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Postby Post Count Padder » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:14 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:I’d do Schwarber and Happ for Price and Betts or Benintendi. Get Price back with Hickey and still sign Cobb then go 6-man rotation. But yeah don’t see a huge fit.

I mean, I'd do that too but Boston wouldn't. They can sign a first baseman to add power to the lineup without having to trade Betts.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:21 pm

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Cubswin11 wrote:I’d do Schwarber and Happ for Price and Betts or Benintendi. Get Price back with Hickey and still sign Cobb then go 6-man rotation. But yeah don’t see a huge fit.

I mean, I'd do that too but Boston wouldn't. They can sign a first baseman to add power to the lineup without having to trade Betts.

Yeah I mean the thinking is they get out from Price, get their LH power bat that’s cheap, Happ can “replace” the OF that’s traded and could be Pedroia’s long-term replacement. It frees up money for them too if they’d want to say get in the Darvish, Arrieta, Lynn market. As I said there really isn’t a fit unless there’s some sort of bigger deal.
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Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Postby Cubs Fan Dan » Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:21 am

Price is intriguing.

I'd love to find a way to move a Heyward in a deal with a Price.

I really want Yelich or Benintendi at the top of the Cubs lineup for the next several years. I love Betts but I can't see the Sox moving him.
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Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:29 am



Honestly I’m going to just assume we are getting Harper at this point.
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Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:32 am

“Plans we have” Aka Bryce

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Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Postby ScrubMD » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:06 am

Harper is basically wearing our promise ring.
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Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Postby Perd » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:15 am

I’m just waiting for MLB to make some kind of rule that you can only have one player from Las Vegas on your roster.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:21 am

Perd wrote:I’m just waiting for MLB to make some kind of rule that you can only have one player from Las Vegas on your roster.


And award the cardinals a competitive balance las vegasean
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:25 am

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Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Postby KrisBryantisaBeast » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:41 am

davell wrote:https://twitter.com/martinonyc/status/940401384754765824


Hard pass on Harvey.
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Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Postby davell » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:44 am

It won't happen because the Mets probably expect some sort of actual return. Personally, I'd like to add him. Because there's no way we'd go into the year counting on him. He'd just be depth.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:58 am

If he costs something real, which I expect they will think he’s worth more than he is, absolutely no way. But if all he costs is like Caritini, sure fine.
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Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:00 am

davell wrote:https://twitter.com/martinonyc/status/940401384754765824

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:https://twitter.com/jonheyman/status/940319246650920961

jesus, what year is this?
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Re: Cubs Offseason Rumors

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:04 am

I just assume this is a power move where they trade for Harvey, lock him out of the spring training complex, then release him right before opening day.
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